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Urban Education Expert Keynotes Webster Education Conference

March 24, 2017

The Webster University School of Education welcomes H. Richard Milner IV, endowed chair of urban education at University of Pittsburgh and editor-in-chief of "Urban Education," as a keynote speaker for its annual conference, "Equity in Education: Creating Voice and Choice for Social Justice." The event on April 8 is open to the public and includes an alumni reception.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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The students, part of the Provost's Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant program, also presented their findings at Webster's Research Across Disciplines conference in December 2016.

Grant Recipients in History, Politics, Education Present Colonial Research

March 01, 2017

Students majoring in History, Politics and Secondary Social Studies Education who participated in the colonial Tidewater, Virginia, field-based course in Summer 2016 presented at the Missouri Council for Social Studies state conference this month. These students, with faculty mentor Ted Green, were participants in the Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant program and also presented at Webster's December 2016 Research Across Disciplines.

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The captioned videos feature Webster students sharing their online experiences in Webster degree programs.

Testimonial Videos Highlight Online Student, Blended Learning Experience

February 14, 2017

The Online Learning Center has created video testimonials featuring fully online graduate students and blended program learners discussing their experiences taking Webster University courses and programs online. The testimonials provide a range of perspectives for current and prospective students and are available for use in promotional or educational purposes.

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GLIMPSE Highlights Stories from Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest

February 01, 2017

The latest issue of GLIMPSE, the Webster University alumni digital publication, includes a story on alumni entrepreneurs, a profile of multigenerational Webster families and a look at what it's like touring in a Broadway show. From Geneva to St. Louis, L.A. to Bucharest, check out and share these Webster stories.

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FDC Monthly Faculty Writing Hours for Spring

January 18, 2017

The Faculty Development Center invites all part-time and full-time faculty to participate in monthly writing hours in the FDC Suite, a quiet space designated for faculty use. All are welcome, and coffee and tea will be provided. Click through to view the Writing Hours schedule for Spring 2017. In addition, the Library and the FDC will offer a full-day writing retreat on March 31.

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December Toast

Snapshots: December Toast to Mid-Year Grads

December 22, 2016

The 5th annual December Toast: A Celebration of Our Mid-Year Graduates was held Friday, Dec. 16, in the Community Music School Concert Hall. President Beth Stroble, Provost Julian Schuster and the deans from each of the schools offered congratulations and remarks to the graduates. Charlie Hahn, vice president of Advancement, welcomed the newest alumni to the Alumni Association, which was founded by a small group of Webster graduates in 1923 to maintain a connection between Webster alumni and their alma mater.

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The conference is purposefully organized to be inclusive of all disciplines.

4th RAD Highlights Collaborative Research across Webster Network

December 16, 2016

Webster’s fourth Research Across Disciplines Conference drew 64 undergraduate and graduate student research participants from across Webster and local universities, including Webster students presenting via videoconference from Geneva, Vienna, Zurich and online learning modules. The conference buttresses on-going efforts to afford students access to the high-impact educational practice of collaborative research.

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Check out student work at Research Across Disciplines Dec. 9-10.

First Year Inquiry Showcase at Research Across Disciplines

December 06, 2016

As part of the upcoming Research Across Disciplines conference Dec. 9-10, all are invited to visit First Year Inquiry Showcase, which will display the results of inquiry projects conducted by students enrolled in First Year Seminars during the Fall 2016 semester. The showcase will feature posters, films and artifacts that reflect the research conducted by First Year Students.

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As part of the research he presented to TESOL, Kaiser spent time in five different cities throughout Uruguay to observe classes and conduct interviews.

School of Ed Professor on Innovations in Teaching ESL

November 16, 2016

DJ Kaiser, associate professor and coordinator of Teaching English as a Second Language in the School of Education, presented at two different conferences on his research in South America, which were supported by a Fulbright U.S. Scholars Grant and a Webster University Faculty Research Grant. Much of the research focuses on combining face-to-face English instruction and lessons delivered via videoconference in hard-to-reach communities.

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